LI counties working to help businesses after storm

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MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The counties on Long Island are working to help businesses recover from the storm.

Nassau County has a program called LEADS, which stands for Local Enterprise Assistance and Development Services.

It's offering eligible businesses with 100 or fewer employees up to $99,000 in aid through a sales tax exemption on items purchased for reconstruction.

The Suffolk Industrial Development Agency tells Newsday (http://bit.ly/SUhJEj ) that it's working with the county executive on an initiative for small businesses affected by the storm.

People from the Small Business Administration, FEMA and the state's Small Business Development Centers have been helping business owners with aid forms at Suffolk County Department of Labor sites in Hauppauge (HAW'-pawg) and Riverhead.

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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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